Sarah, Lodge sales manager.

Sarah Nelson

Lodge Sales Manager

Whether you’re hosting a large company event or a private gathering, Sarah will help make it a shining success. From weddings to team building workshops to holiday parties, she works closely with each client to transform their ideas into a memorable event for co-workers, friends or family. Sarah also helps book rooms at the Lodge for incoming bus groups, wedding parties and other large gatherings. 

Erica John

Lodge Sales Manager

A member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, with more than nine years of experience at Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Erica’s focus is helping foster local corporate partnerships. She also helps coordinate bus groups, wedding blocks and other small groups that choose to stay at Swinomish Casino & Lodge, ensuring they have a memorable and fun visit.

Kristy, banquet and event manager.

Kristy Southard

Banquet and Event Manager

Kristy helps ensure that each event runs smoothly and meets each client’s needs. She studied travel and tourism at Skagit Valley College and Bellingham Technical College before working in the food, beverage and hospitality industry. What brings joy to her work is seeing people smile at an event that she helped organize. 

Andrew Bighouse, banquet chef.

Andrew Bighouse

Banquet Chef

Andrew helps plan catering events for in-house guests, local clients, businesses and festivals. He enjoys serving our banquet clients’ needs by customizing and bringing new life to each event. He loves the fact that no two parties are ever the same. His favorite part is seeing how the collaboration between his clients and banquets team transforms into a successful event.

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